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Publication of all DHB Policies, Protocols and Best Practice Documents

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From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

Dear DHB,

I have repeatedly been assured from DHB's that they are committed to transparency.

Request 1:
Thus, I respectfully request that your DHB make ALL of your DHB policies, protocols and best practice documents publicly available.

While on the face of it, my request may seem like a time consuming task; however, this should not be the case. Currently, DHB policies, protocols and best practice documents are held electronically and are available on your DHB intranet (employee access only), and in many cases, there are already hyper-links between policies, protocols and best practice documents. Thus, in order to change the setting to the policies, protocols and best practice documents from private (intranet and employee access only) to public ought to be accomplished by a click of a button (or, at most, a line or two of code). Upon completion, I respectfully request a response with the website address to the DHB policies.

Request 2:
Is your DHB laboratory and radiology departments, or the agencies your DHB has contract out pathology and radiology services, IANZ accredited?

Request 3:
In the event that your DHB, or the agencies your DHB has contracted out pathology and radiology services, is IANZ accredited, I respectfully request ALL of the documentation submitted to IANZ for accreditation by your DHB (or contracted agencies) be made publicly available upon your DHB website (or as a link to your contracted agencies website). Again, while this may appear to be a daunting task on the face of it, this information ought to be in electronic form and have been collated prior to submission to IANZ. Thus, again, my request ought to be accomplished by a click of a button or at most, a few lines of code to link the website to the appropriate folder on your internal systems.

I make these request in order to save time, energy and financial resources. By making the requested information publicly available, the DHB will not need to spend valuable time and resources in answering repeated requests for policies, protocols and best practice documentation, and will help your DHB become compliant with Ministry of Health Standards (such as HISO 10064 and 10029) and legislative requirements, such as those described in the Health Information Privacy Code 1994, Health Act 1956, and Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights) Regulations 1996.

Please note I have made this request to every NZ DHB.

Yours faithfully,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

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Dear Amy

Re: Official Information Act request – Publication of all DHB policies and
IANZ accreditation documentation for pathology and radiology services

 

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board acknowledges receipt of your
request for Information under the Official Information Act 1982 (“the
Act”), received on 2 June 2020.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate person/service for
response within 20 working days of receipt, and if we are unable to
respond to your request by 30 June 2020 we will notify you of an extension
of that timeframe.

 

Consistent with the purpose of the Act, the letter notifying you of the
decision on your request will confirm if we intend to publish the
information contained in the response online, with your
personal/identifying information redacted.

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as reasonably
practicable.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board | Private Bag 18 | Nelson 7040 |
[1]www.nmdhb.govt.nz

 

[2]nmh icon                       

 

From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt
[mailto:[FOI #12982 email]]
Sent: Saturday, 30 May 2020 4:35 AM
To: OIA Request NMDHB <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Publication of all DHB Policies,
Protocols and Best Practice Documents

 

Dear DHB,

I have repeatedly been assured from DHB's that they are committed to
transparency.

Request 1:
Thus, I respectfully request that your DHB make ALL of your DHB policies,
protocols and best practice documents publicly available.

While on the face of it, my request may seem like a time consuming task;
however, this should not be the case. Currently, DHB policies, protocols
and best practice documents are held electronically and are available on
your DHB intranet (employee access only), and in many cases, there are
already hyper-links between policies, protocols and best practice
documents. Thus, in order to change the setting to the policies, protocols
and best practice documents from private (intranet and employee access
only) to public ought to be accomplished by a click of a button (or, at
most, a line or two of code). Upon completion, I respectfully request a
response with the website address to the DHB policies.

Request 2:
Is your DHB laboratory and radiology departments, or the agencies your DHB
has contract out pathology and radiology services, IANZ accredited?

Request 3:
In the event that your DHB, or the agencies your DHB has contracted out
pathology and radiology services, is IANZ accredited, I respectfully
request ALL of the documentation submitted to IANZ for accreditation by
your DHB (or contracted agencies) be made publicly available upon your DHB
website (or as a link to your contracted agencies website). Again, while
this may appear to be a daunting task on the face of it, this information
ought to be in electronic form and have been collated prior to submission
to IANZ. Thus, again, my request ought to be accomplished by a click of a
button or at most, a few lines of code to link the website to the
appropriate folder on your internal systems.

I make these request in order to save time, energy and financial
resources. By making the requested information publicly available, the DHB
will not need to spend valuable time and resources in answering repeated
requests for policies, protocols and best practice documentation, and will
help your DHB become compliant with Ministry of Health Standards (such as
HISO 10064 and 10029) and legislative requirements, such as those
described in the Health Information Privacy Code 1994, Health Act 1956,
and Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability
Services Consumers' Rights) Regulations 1996.

Please note I have made this request to every NZ DHB.

Yours faithfully,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

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Dear Amy

 

Please find attached the Nelson Marlborough DHB response to your Official
Information request regarding publication of all DHB policies, protocols
and best practice documents.

 

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board | Private Bag 18 | Nelson 7040 |
[1]www.nmdhb.govt.nz

 

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From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt
[mailto:[FOI #12982 email]]
Sent: Saturday, 30 May 2020 4:35 AM
To: OIA Request NMDHB <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Publication of all DHB Policies,
Protocols and Best Practice Documents

 

Dear DHB,

I have repeatedly been assured from DHB's that they are committed to
transparency.

Request 1:
Thus, I respectfully request that your DHB make ALL of your DHB policies,
protocols and best practice documents publicly available.

While on the face of it, my request may seem like a time consuming task;
however, this should not be the case. Currently, DHB policies, protocols
and best practice documents are held electronically and are available on
your DHB intranet (employee access only), and in many cases, there are
already hyper-links between policies, protocols and best practice
documents. Thus, in order to change the setting to the policies, protocols
and best practice documents from private (intranet and employee access
only) to public ought to be accomplished by a click of a button (or, at
most, a line or two of code). Upon completion, I respectfully request a
response with the website address to the DHB policies.

Request 2:
Is your DHB laboratory and radiology departments, or the agencies your DHB
has contract out pathology and radiology services, IANZ accredited?

Request 3:
In the event that your DHB, or the agencies your DHB has contracted out
pathology and radiology services, is IANZ accredited, I respectfully
request ALL of the documentation submitted to IANZ for accreditation by
your DHB (or contracted agencies) be made publicly available upon your DHB
website (or as a link to your contracted agencies website). Again, while
this may appear to be a daunting task on the face of it, this information
ought to be in electronic form and have been collated prior to submission
to IANZ. Thus, again, my request ought to be accomplished by a click of a
button or at most, a few lines of code to link the website to the
appropriate folder on your internal systems.

I make these request in order to save time, energy and financial
resources. By making the requested information publicly available, the DHB
will not need to spend valuable time and resources in answering repeated
requests for policies, protocols and best practice documentation, and will
help your DHB become compliant with Ministry of Health Standards (such as
HISO 10064 and 10029) and legislative requirements, such as those
described in the Health Information Privacy Code 1994, Health Act 1956,
and Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability
Services Consumers' Rights) Regulations 1996.

Please note I have made this request to every NZ DHB.

Yours faithfully,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[3][FOI #12982 email]

Is [4][Nelson Marlborough District Health Board request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to Nelson Marlborough District Health Board? If so,
please contact us using this form:
[5]https://fyi.org.nz/change_request/new?bo...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[6]https://fyi.org.nz/help/officers

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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3. mailto:[FOI #12982 email]
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6. https://fyi.org.nz/help/officers

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